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Marvin White



Marvin K. White is the author of four collections of poetry published by RedBone Press: Our Name Be WitnessStatus; and the two Lammy-nominated collections last rights and nothin’ ugly fly. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay PoetsMy Brothers KeeperGentsBad Boys and Barbarians: New Gay WritingThings Shaped in Passing; Sojourner: Writing in the Age of AIDSBum Rush the PageRole Call; and Think Again, as well as other local and national publications. He is the co-editor of If We Have to Take Tomorrow: HIV, Black Men & Same Sex Desire.

His poetry has been adapted for stage at San Francisco’s Theater Rhinoceros and he has performed his work himself at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as a part of their 2014 BAN7 Festival. Beginning as a Teaching Artist for WritersCorps, he continues to lead creative arts and writing workshops for a range of audiences, from youth centers for runaway kids to black gay support groups to literary conferences, faith communities and social justice organizations.White is cofounder of B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement), a Bay Area, California organization whose goal was to preserve, present and incubate black gay artistic expressions. He sits on the board of Fire & Ink, a national black LGBT writer’s organization